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Kpaduma Natives Task Developers To Leave Ancestral Land



Indigenes of Kpaduma community in Asokoro Extension of Abuja Municipal
Area Council (AMAC) have called on developers to leave their community
land alone, pending the determination of a court case between the
community and the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).

In the resolution signed by Hon. Bala Iyah, Majin Dadi of Kpaduma
community, Simon Baba, secretary general of the community and Dantani
Bawa, the community youth leader, the natives stated that they have
never been compensated by the Federal Capital Development Authority
(FCDA), and therefore, would not tolerate any group of persons,
organisation and individual who would want to intimidate them and
forcefully take over their land.

According to the resolution, “Kpaduma community hereby inform all
developers to stop parading, harassing and intimidating our people
with armed security personnel, as we are not and will never be ready
for settlement with any individual, organisation or developers. We are
Nigerians and we deserve to be treated equally as enshrined in the
1999 Constitution, as amended.”

The natives, who held an emergency meeting in the community on the
continuous harassment and intimidation from developers, also vowed to
resist any allocation, within the centre of their ancestral homes and
environs, just as they advised developers to approach the office of
the FCT minister for alternative replacement of their allocation.

They also drew the attention of the security agencies that the issue
between Kpaduma community and land developers is not and can never be
a security threat, nor be treated as criminal issue, adding that it is
purely a civil matter that can be addressed and settled in the civil
court of law.

LEADERSHIP gathered that the three-page resolution was also forwarded
to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the FCT minister, Chief of
Army Staff, the State Security Service (SSS) and the Nigerian Security
and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), among others.



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